Title

Neutropenic Enterocolitis Complicating Induction Chemotherapy in an Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient

Author Department

Internal Medicine; Medicine

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

1-2021

Abstract

Neutropenic enterocolitis is a rare inflammatory condition of the ileocecum. Clinicians should be aware of neutropenic enterocolitis in neutropenic patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing chemotherapy as it portends a poor prognosis if not diagnosed early in its course. We report a patient diagnosed with neutropenic enterocolitis within one week of receiving induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

Keywords: acute myeloid leukemia; chemotherapy; neutropenic enterocolitis; typhilitis.

PMID

33542890

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